Marina Golub Hungerford, age 56, formerly of Westport, died May 10 in her home in Canaan, Conn., after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Her husband and family were at her side.
Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of Samuel (deceased) and Theodosia Golub. She was graduated from Stratford High School, attended Housatonic Community College and received an associate degree in nursing from the University of Bridgeport. She was in the RN-BSN program at Western Connecticut State University. She worked for 20 years in the emergency room at Bridgeport Hospital, where she made lifelong friendships and provided compassionate nursing care for her patients. Later she became certified as a geriatric nurse, held several management positions in long-term care and was the assistant director of nursing at Notre Dame Convalescent Home in Norwalk until her illness. During her illness, she was a Mary Kay consultant.
She loved her two homes in Connecticut and on Martha's Vineyard. She enjoyed her animals, gardening, cooking, canoeing, walking on the Vineyard, visiting with friends and traveling in New England.
Marina was a member of the Sisterhood of the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Stratford, Conn. In 1995 she and her sister made a memorable trip to Belarus (White Russia) to meet their paternal relatives for the first time.
She is survived by her devoted and beloved husband, Robert H. Hungerford Jr. of Canaan, Conn.; her mother, Theodosia Golub of Stratford; her sister, Stephanie Golub of Stratford; one niece, Alexandra Ginieres of Boston; a father in law, Robert H. Hungerford Sr. of Hartford; a sister in law and brother in law, Jan and Douglas Coates of Wethersfield; three step-daughters, Darcy Williams, Debra Sullivan and Dina Dennis, and two step-grandchildren, Matthew and Madeline Silvestri. Also, she is survived by three aunts, Helen Umphred, Lydia Novak and Helen Glowatsky; her godmother, Anne Demchak, and cousins Nitzi, Natalie, Nicholas, Denise, Joseph, Olga, Marion and Peter.
The funeral was held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 1 Honeyspot Road, Stratford, Conn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chilmark Community Church.